ARC Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1) by Holly Jackson

I just have to keep chasing, even when the path is resisting me.

We are not playing around with books in this year of 2020. Quite the opposite. The amount of fantastic books I have read so far and it is only FEBRUARY. I am absolutely astounded and delighted. Yes, the world may be crumbling but my nose is buried in my kindle as the walls fall down.

Just WOW.

So hey guys, want to solve a five year murder case together? Okay, well this is the book for you.

Right away I could tell this is the book for me. I’m a fan of true crime podcasts, documentaries, books, etc…so I knew this would be right up my alley. What managed to keep me engaged was the fantastic story telling, gripping characters, and twists and turns that I would have never expected. I’m still thinking about it, the cogs are turning in my head. This is one of my favorite books of the year and it will definitely be one of yours too.

Andie Bell, one of the most popular girls at Fairview is missing and presumed dead and although the case was never solved the town and the police have a murderer in mind and that is her boyfriend, Sal Singh. Justice has never been properly served because a day after Andie’s disappearance Sal was found dead in the woods of suicide. Andie’s body was never found. The years went on and Pippa a hopeful future journalist decides to explore the murder as her senior project. She has always believed in Sal’s innocence and wants to bring the truth to light. Is Andie Bell really dead? And if she is who actually killed her? She enlists the help of Sal’s younger brother Ravi and goes on a chase that starts off innocuous enough but grows more dangerous the closer she gets to the truth.

here’s a random picture of a crow with a knife because crows are always the murderers

This is a fantastic read. I really can’t praise it enough. Pippa is an amazing protagonist and there are times I truly want to reach through my kindle and shake her because I’m like GIRL PLEASE CHILL and be careful but I do have to admire her tenacity and her need to figure out what is going on.
Her and Ravi’s chemistry is great and they make for a great duo.

This web of suspects kept me on my toes and I am one who reads a lot of mysteries so I almost always know who the culprit is midway but I had no idea at all and I loved it. There are twists and turns everywhere and it pleased my murder obsessed brain so much. The beast has been fed and she is satiated. Bravo. This definitely joins my fave books of 2020.

Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC.

11 thoughts on “ARC Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1) by Holly Jackson

  1. Wow, I generally take some reviews with a grain of salt but considering your love for this genre the 5 star rating means a lot. Plus, the cover is great.. so there’s that too 😛 I’m probably going to have to read this during the day but I’m keen! Great review Amanda 🙂

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    1. YEES hahaha you know how I am too lmao it takes a lot to get me but this book really shocked me. lmao it even spooked me during the night. thanks so much doll.


  2. YAS I’m so glad to hear that you loved this one because I have been hearing SO MUCH about how amazing it is! Everyone is telling me about how amazing the characters and storyline are and I’m so excited to give it a try. Wonderful review, hun! 🥰


  3. I’m 100% feeling you on all the good books so far this year. I’m astounded. This title always grabs my attention, because yes, I too love murder. Wait … that’s not what I meant … or is it? 😉 I’m a huge fan of true crime, too, and I love that this kept you guessing! Definitely adding it to my TBR.


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